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[Fixed] Problem with Desktop Shortcuts (.lnk-files) opening in wrong program
Thu, Dec 13 2012 11:50
The other day I got a call from a user who had somehow managed to make all his desktop shortcuts open i Word. I suspect he had used the “open With” option in the context menu, thus telling Windows to “Always use this program to open... Read More...
Guidelines for Dealing With Computer Uninstall Errors
Thu, Mar 17 2011 8:00
In this guest post, James Ricketts discusses how deal with computer uninstall errors. Find out more about James at the end of this post. Uninstalling applications is never as seamless a process as installing them. Although Windows PCs come with a built... Read More...
Enable the Hidden Administrator Account in Windows XP [How To]
Tue, Nov 30 2010 15:00
I have written a guide for next week that explains running tasks as an administrator in Windows XP. Just like modern cars (some, not all) don’t fully turn off the traction control even when you press the switch, modern versions (including XP) don’t... Read More...
Use Resource Monitor to Check Key Subsystems on Your PC [How To]
Mon, Nov 29 2010 8:00
In earlier versions of Windows, you’d need a third-party solution to help you monitor key subsystems (CPU, RAM etc.) of your computer. With Vista, came the Resource Monitor (Resmon) and with Windows 7 came improvements to the Resource Monitor. In... Read More...
Print Content of Directory from your Context Menu [How To]
Wed, May 5 2010 8:00
If you are in need of printing out the content of your folders, more regularly than often – you have probably already got a freeware of sort to help you do that. However, wouldn’t it be great if you could right-click a folder and choose “Print... Read More...
Remove Gadgets & Screen Resolution from Context Menu [How To]
Tue, Mar 9 2010 8:00
I love Windows 7, I think it’s a great operating system. There are a few things however that I do not like. This guide is going to show you how you can remove the Screen resolution, Gadgets & Personalize from the Desktop context menu. I really... Read More...
Enable or Disable Taskbar Thumbnail Previews in Windows 7 [How To]
Sun, Mar 7 2010 8:00
One of the better improvements to the Windows 7 taskbar is the thumbnail preview – at least that’s my opinion. I also like the group function and that I can close a running application directly from the thumbnail view. However, should you... Read More...
Restart Explorer from the Desktop Context Menu [How To]
Wed, Feb 3 2010 8:00
Windows 7 - The Pocket Guide | Get FREE books (Password: mintywhiteBooks ) Windows 7 - The Pocket Guide | Get FREE books (Password: mintywhiteBooks) This guide is going to show you how to restart Explorer from the Desktop Context Menu. This is really... Read More...
Reset the Notification Area in Windows 7 [How To]
Wed, Jan 27 2010 8:00
Windows 7 - The Pocket Guide | Get FREE books (Password: ilikefree ) Windows 7 - The Pocket Guide | Get FREE books (Password: ilikefree)A small annoyance in Windows 7 is the fact that it doesn’t remove old notification icons from the taskbar... Read More...
Enable Dreamscene in Windows 7 [How to]
Thu, Jan 7 2010 8:00
Windows 7 - The Pocket Guide | Get FREE books (Password: ilikefree ) Windows 7 - The Pocket Guide | Get FREE books (Password: ilikefree)I was very disappointed to see the Ultimate Extras seen in Windows Vista, dropped in Windows 7 (if you can call... Read More...